Thorn Grove, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall

After school club now open Monday to Thursday.

Thorn Grove is a small, homely out of school club based securely in its own building in the school grounds, with access to the play ground and playing fields.


Please contact the managers for up to date prices. Fees payable in advance of a half term. We accept payment by internet banking or debit/credit card, we also accept child care vouchers. Unfortunately we can no longer accept cash or cheque.

Get in touch:

Club Manager:  Tracie Watson

Assistant Manager:  Claire Donegan

Tel: 0161 485 7681 and from 2.30 each day 07848 039 606

Morning club: 7.45am-9.00am Monday to Friday
After school club: 3.10pm-6pm Monday To Thursday
Holiday play scheme (Covered at Husrthead Club) : 7.45am-6pm


  • Healthy afternoon tea
  • Breakfast provided in morning club
  • Visits & Outings during holiday play schemes
  • Indoor and outdoor sports and play
  • Arts and craft
  • Cookery
  • Toys
  • Dressing up
  • Table top games
  • Woodwork
  • Team games
  • Comfortable quiet area
  • Books
  • Homework area
  • Football coaching
  • Hip hop and Zumba classes
  • TV/Video/DVD

Staff Qualifications

“Highly skilled staff have excellent knowledge of how children learn and couple this with a very secure knowledge of each child’s individual needs. This enables very successful promotion of children’s care and learning.” Ofsted, January 2013

Ofsted require 50 percent of staff to be trained to NVQ level 2. At Elm Cottage 98% of our staff are qualified to level 3 or above-2 % are presently training on the childcare apprenticeship scheme and a huge 25 % have degrees in Early Childhood Studies. This includes a qualified teacher with a  BEd (hons) and an  Early Years Teacher as part of the team. All staff are supported and guided by the area manager and experienced Nursery Teacher, Tina Kapp who has worked at Elm Cottage for 22 years.

“Robust recruitment and vetting procedures help to ensure that all staff are suitable to work with children. All staff undergo an induction programme and their progress is monitored by room leaders and more formally with an annual review. The manager sets very high standards and staff are fully committed to achieving standards of excellence in all areas. This is demonstrated by the support given to all staff to continue further with their professional development, which has led to the setting team being very highly qualified and skilled.” Ofsted, January 2013

ALL our staff are trained and are kept up to date in Paediatric First Aid.

For the 30 years that Elm Cottage has been caring for children we have always believed that every member of our team should be trained in and kept up to date in paediatric first aid, this is something we have felt very strongly about and has been implemented since first opening in 1989.

We now work with Millie’s Trust regularly and are proud to also provide support for our parents/carers with evening paediatric first aid workshops across our nursery settings.

We are now delighted to announce that our Orrishmere Nursery is one out of ten childcare providers across England that have become the first to achieve Millie’s Mark, the new quality mark for excellence in paediatric first aid for early years settings.

Click here to see Millie’s Trust and Elm Cottage on Granada Reports


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